CEA Pleased with NTIA’s Action to Ensure Americans Successfully Transition to Digital

CEA Pleased with NTIA’s Action to Ensure Americans Successfully Transition to Digital


Arlington, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 16, 2007–Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)) Vice President, Communications, Jason Oxman today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarding IBM a contract to provide services for the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program:

“We are pleased that the NTIA has successfully taken this critical step in the transition to digital television. Implementing the converter box program and educating consumers about digital-to-analog converter boxes will guarantee all Americans have multiple options to enjoy watching free over-the-air television today, tomorrow and after February 17, 2009.”

CEA is committed to educating consumers, retailers, manufacturers and legislators about the transition to digital television. CEA’s continuous, award-winning efforts include websites, printed collateral and media outreach. CEA currently operates various websites that promote the DTV transition through consumer (myCEknowhow.com) and retailer education (CEknowhow.com). CEA is also a founding member of the DTV Transition Coalition (DTVtransition.org) which works to ensure educational materials reach a broad U.S audience.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $148 billion U.S. consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.

CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, digital imaging, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. CEA’s resources are available online at http://www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.


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October 15-17, 2007, San Diego, CA

— EHX Fall 2007

November 6-9, 2007, Long Beach, CA

— Future of Television Forum

November 8-9, 2007, New York, NY

— CES New York Press Preview Featuring CES Unveiled

November 13, 2007, New York, NY

— CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets

December 4-6, 2007, Berlin, Germany

— 2008 International CES

January 7-10, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

— 2008 PARA Conference

March 11-13, 2008, Orlando, FL

— EHX Spring 2008

March 11-15, 2008, Orlando, FL

— Digital Patriots Dinner

April 2, 2008, Washington, DC

— CEA Washington Forum

April 2-4, 2008, Washington, DC

CEA Pleased with NTIA’s Action to Ensure Americans Successfully Transition to Digital